The Long Jumper

The Long Jumper appears in expanded form in Förstår Du?.

The Long Jumper

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Punkers sit on the steps in plumage envy 
Of iridescent pigeons that fly over the square.
Perhaps it is the long jumper that stirred them to flight
Competing in his Olympiad of one.

He pretends the there, the sand pit and crowd
He pretends the sunshine glory and adrenalin.
He works so hard to imagine so much
While he longs only
For the flock's clean chorus
Of wriggling warm bodies
That harmonize as if a resonant thread of silk
Stretched between each tiny beating heart.